|Interview with Dane Rudhyar|
Charles Amirkhanian and Jim Shere interview composer, philosopher, and astrologer, Dane Rudhyar, about his life and ideas. Rudhyar draws some comparisons between his own life in the 1920s when, recognizing that life is cyclical, he decided to leave his land, language, and even his name behind, in order to explore a new world (United States) and a new way of being, and the social upheaval of the 1960s with its hippies and desires for a New Age...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Current Events; Dane Rudhyar; Social Change; Psychosynthesis
|Face the Day: Dane Rudhyar, Seed-Man|
A brief look at the life and philosophy of Dane Rudhyar and his concept of the Seed Man. Inspired from an early age by the idea that all life is cyclical, Rudhyar, who was born in France in 1895 as Daniel Chennevière, moved to the United States in the early 1920s, leaving behind his old presumptions and even his name, and progressed on a path that saw him become a composer, painter, philosopher, and renowned astrologer...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Documentary; Current Events; Dane Rudhyar; Modern Civilization; Social Change
|Pluto: The Seed-man at the End of the Cycle|
Dane Rudhyar, well known in New Music circles as a modern composer of often brief, and sometimes dissonant, works for piano, was also a philosopher and author of many books on Astrology. Less deterministic than traditional Astrology, Rudhyar’s system was more a blending of Jungian philosophy with elements of Astrology, Theosophy, and New Age thinking. He saw the late 20th century as a time of great transition, and ending of one cycle and the germination of another, a change that found its repr...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Astrology; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Current Events; Dane Rudhyar; Social Change; Spiritual Life